Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jesse Hotchkiss.

True to Self.

Based on what information I found on the Skate Park of Tampa's database, Jesse rode for 510 Skateshop, Satori Wheels, Upper Playground Clothing, and Silly Pink Bunnies. He had a part in Satori's 2004 video In Search of Roots and Culture. Jesse did a lot of big ollies and a couple handrails. He also had a few tricks in the third FTC video. He's a painter these days.

The photo is by Franklin. Anybody know a first name?

Heckler - Issue #54 May 2002

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Judd Hertzler #3.

House of Pancake.

Judd is originally from Groton, Connecticut and moved out to Sacramento for skateboarding. He was sponsored by Arsenal, Foundation, and the Unbelievers. Vans and Adio gave him some shoes. He won the third Tampa Am contest in 1997. Judd had parts in two Foundation videos - 1999's Nervous Breakdown and 2001's Art Bars Subtitles and Seagulls. He works as an art director and designer currently.

Jeff Landi took the photo.

Heckler - Issue #35 Summer 1999

Monday, March 20, 2017

Antonius "Toad" Dintcho #2.

Blood Wizard 5-0.

After Think ceased distribution of Adrenalin, the company went away for a bit before returning with the backing of Chapman. They had the same principal team of Chris Senn, Jaya Bonderov, Toad, and Mike Manzoori. The ams were Jon Miner and Keegan Sauder. The crew kept it going for a year or two before retiring the brand name once and for all.

It appears we've made it to spring. Maybe the freezing drizzle will stop now. It sure doesn't look like lunch break skateboarding is happening today.

The photo is by Bryce Kanights.

Heckler - May 2002 Issue #54

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jahmal Williams #4.

Hoppin' Fine Art Friday.

The photos are by Ben Colen.

Strength - Volume 3 Number 14 Early Winter 1999

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jessie Van Roechoudt #3.

"There were one or two other girl skaters I would see occasionally, but they were from other towns, so I didn't skate with them much. I only skated with my friend Dan for the longest time. I lived about 30 minutes from the nearest skate spot, so we would just do flatground tricks in the dirt until I got my driver's license. By the time I was driving I could skate as well as most of the people who were hassling me. Also at that time ('94 or so) vibing people was cool, so I didn't feel I was being given a harder time than anybody else."

It's a Giovanni Reda photo.

For the quote: Slap - February 2001 Volume 10 Number 2

Strength - Volume 3 Number 12 Late Summer 1998

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Danny Supa #3.

Big Apple Switch Champ.

Danny is from the Bronx. He had been riding for Tree Fort up until that company ended in 1996 and then switched to Zoo York. This was the ad that announced that he was pro for Zoo in 1998. Danny was doing a lot of big switch tricks that were showcased in his part in the Mix Tape video. He is currently pro for BLVD and Nike.

Giovanni Reda snapped the photos.

Strength - Volume 3 Number 12 Late Summer 1998

Ben Liversedge #4.

Blue Light Special.

Blue Light was a wheel company from NYC. The team also included Kevin Taylor, Mike Hernandez, Jahmal Williams, Rodney Torres, and Geo Moya. I don't think they were around very long. It appears Uptown Projects was the brains behind the operation. They also were in charge of Infamous, the board company that sponsored many of the same riders.

I called in sick yesterday so that's why there was no post. I'll be putting up today's regularly schedule content a little later in the day.

Giovanni Reda snapped the action photo. The background photo is by Mike Hernandez.

Strength - Volume 3 Number 12 Summer 1998